Chilling Report On Arctic Cold Damage in Ohio
According to Northern Ohio’s News Herald, this week’s arctic cold did significant damage to vineyards near Lake Erie. Hundreds of acres of vinifera wine grapes have been planted around the Great Lakes in the past ten or so years. These European wine grapes have partially taken the place of native and hybrid grapes that can better tolerate extreme cold.
While the full extent of the damage will not be known until spring, a 48 hour period during January of 2014 may have a major impact on grape production in the Midwest for years to come.
For more information see: Northeast Ohio Wineries Lose Millions As Subzero Weather Damages Grape Crop